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Terms and Conditions

  1. Membership is paid monthly in advance by direct debit and continues on a rolling basis.

  2. We require one calendar month's written notice for membership cancellation.

  3. We ask Members to do their very best to attend all meetings. If a Member can’t attend, they are encouraged to provide a substitute.

  4. There are no refunds for Members who don’t attend or who choose not to provide a substitute.

  5. We don’t penalise Members for not showing up but like to remind everyone that trust and reputation are established regular participation.

  6. All members are expected to promote and offer only services or products that meet appropriate professional standards.

  7. Any business conducted between members or members' networks is entirely at your own risk. We do not take any fees or commissions off business conducted and are completely indemnified against all risks.

  8. Members are expected to network with respect and we discourage spamming and aggressive selling. 

  9. An important part of your membership is a commitment to meet other members for regular 1-2-1 meetings. This helps you to build relationships based on trust and an understanding of each other’s businesses. 

  10. We expect that members will collaborate with each other whenever possible and not see each other’s businesses as competition. However, in some categories conflict of interest is inevitable, and in these cases membership may be restricted.

  11. In the unlikely event of a conflict or complaint, please contact your Group Leader who will make every effort to resolve the problem.

  12. Business Networking SA cannot be held responsible for any conflict, disagreements or personal issues between members or visitors at any of our meetings. 

  13. We reserve the right to suspend or withdraw membership if the above terms and conditions are not followed. 

  14. By making a payment, you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions and your membership will become valid. 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes the way Business Networking SA (BNSA) collects, uses, and shares your information when you use our services. At BNSA we take data protection and your right to privacy very seriously. This policy outlines our approach, including: 

  • What information we collect and why we collect it

  • How we use that information

  • The choices we offer, including how to access and update information 

When we collect your data

We collect personal information on visitors to the BNSA website at different points. These include:  

  • Registration with the website

  • Making an enquiry

  • Booking to attend a networking meeting  

  • Joining BNSA membership

  • Editing information through the console 

We also collect information from you when you enquire or receive any of our services over the phone, at events or face to face with our staff or participate in our surveys or sign up to our newsletters.

All information collected is held in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

This information may include your: 

  • Name

  • Address

  • Email

  • Telephone Number

  • Password

  • Type and description of business

  • User generated content, posts, comments

  • Any special dietary requirements

  • Other personal information you provide to us

How we use your information

We use the information we collect from our website and services to develop and improve them overtime. We also use this information to provide you with information and advice which is tailored to the interests of you and your business. More specifically your information is used to:

  • respond appropriately to enquiries, comments or specific requests 

  • deliver networking and business support services 

  • provide the best experience for site visitors

  • administer BNSA membership

  • provide information on BNSA services which are similar to those you have enquired about or received

You can opt out of BNSA marketing messages at any time, however, we may still need to contact you regarding services which you may currently be using.   

We may occasionally transfer your information to third parties who act on our behalf to deliver a service or information in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented. 

We may share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or our website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of our sale, merger, re-organisation, dissolution or similar event.

Securing your data

BNSA will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

BNSA will store all the personal information you provide securely and in accordance with UK data protection laws, but please be aware that any data which you send to our site is sent at your own risk.

Data breach

In the unlikely event that our systems are breached, we will inform the ICO immediately and adhere to their guidelines.

BNSA Membership

Membership of BNSA provides access to various benefits including: 

  • Publication of company and contact details providing an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your business.

  • Regular e-newsletters providing essential business information and news 

  • The publication of company name on membership lists distributed to other members, providing another promotional route for members.

If you do not wish for your data to be used for any of these purposes, please contact us.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are set by this website (first party cookies) but may also be set by other websites (e.g. YouTube) that run content on the website’s pages (third party cookies).

Cookies can be set to remember a visitor for the duration of their visit (session cookies) or to remember a visitor for repeat visits (persistent cookies).

On this website we use cookies to:

  • Keep track of whether your browser has JavaScript enabled

  • Keep track of whether the cookie policy has been agreed to

  • Keep track of whether you are logged in or out of the website

  • Anonymously measure how you interact with the website through Google Analytics

  • Enable the function of some forms through Dotmailer’s survey tool

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook


How to change your cookie settings

Each browser has different settings which allow a user to adjust their particular cookie permissions. You can block or remove cookies by changing the settings of your browser. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from certain sites).

If you delete cookies you may lose your preferences. If you block cookies completely many websites may not work correctly as certain functionality can rely on the use of cookies. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our websites for these reasons.

To find out more, consult your browser’s help function.

 

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